Introduction to Information Science


Teaching Staff: Kostagiolas Petros, Papaioannou Georgios, Drakakis Manolis
Course Code: BIB125
Field: General Core
Course Category: General Background
Course Type: Compulsory
Course Level: Undergraduate
Course Language: Greek
Delivery method: Face to face
Semester: 1st
ECTS: 4
Teaching Units: 4
Total Hours: 3
E Class Page: https://opencourses.ionio.gr/modules/auth/opencourses.php?fc=26
Short Description:

Introduction to Information Science: the development of information science during the last decades. The role and value of information. Information and communication. Categories of libraries. Bibliographic description. Classification systems. Cataloguing rules. Description standards.  Preservation and conservation of the material. Categorization of abstracts, thesauri. Associations. Issues and trends on information.

Objectives - Learning Outcomes:

The students will be introduced to Information Science and understand the value of information as well as its nature, production, development, organization, issues and current trends.

With the successful completion of the course, the student will be able to know: should understand the fundamental concepts of information science, both in the field of information documentation and in the field of information management.

Syllabus:

Week #1: Introduction. What is “information science”? The nature and value of Information. velopment of Information Science during the 20th century

Week #2: Production, creation, distribution of information. Information and communication.

Week #3: Traditional and electronic/virtual publishing.

Week #4: Distributing information

Week #5: Kinds of libraries. The role of National Libraries. Acquisitions and donations. 

Week #6: Associations regarding information. Case studies (IFLA etc. ) 

Week #7: The objective of the Information Management: the Standards and Tools.

Week #8: Thematic Description – Languages of Thematic Description

Week #9: Classification Systems - Bibliographic Classification

Week #10: Thematic indexing

Week #11: Preservation of Digital Information

Week #12: New Technologies in the area of Information Science.

Week #13: Revision, discussion

Suggested Bibliography:
  • Bokos G. (2001), Introduction to Information Science, Athens: Papasotiriou Publications. [in Greek].
  • Βawden, David & Robinson, Lyn (2012), Introduction to Information Science, New York: Neil Schuman Publishers.
Teaching Methods:

Lectures with ppt presentations and internet use. 

New Technologies:

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Evaluation Methods:

Written exam.


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